Friday, February 20, 2009

Future Writer??

Today was a joyous day for me. My son John and his wife Cheryl presented my husband and me with a new grandchild, Christian Frederic Welk. Christian was born at 9:10 a.m. via C-section and weighed in at 9 pounds 11.7 ounces.

Yep. He's a big boy, all right.

And he's already talking!

Okay. I exaggerate. He isn't actually talking -- that would be a miracle of sorts, wouldn't it! But he is babbling away, a soft sort of babble midway between a cooing sound and a murmur. The nurse said he's just complaining, but I know differently. He's checking out this new world of his, one quite removed from the world he knew inside his momma, and he's letting us know what he thinks of it.

"Wow! It sure is bright out here. And cold! Somebody better turn up the heat before my toes freeze! Oh, a nice warm blanket. That feels better. But where'd my swimming pool go? I liked floating around inside Mom. Hey! They're covering my fists with some white things! Rats! I can't chew on my fingers any more. Wait a minute -- I'm feeling a little wet down below. Somebody better change my diaper! And for heaven's sake, give me something to eat. All that work I went through getting born made me hungry!"

Okay. You don't have to believe me, but I think this boy is a born writer. He's telling a story already -- the story of his new life on 'The Outside'. Think what he could do with a pen and some paper! Just wait 'til they take the mitts off his hands. :)


  1. Well isn't that just a wonderful turnabout! I so enjoyed your post about Shadow, and now this brilliant news. Life is a circle, isn't it? Major congrats on the beautiful little grandbaby. I'm jealous! Can't wait for my turn.

    And yes, I'm sure your instincts are correct and that little Christian will be a scribe!


  2. You're so right, Pam. Life is a mixture of good news and bad news. We accept that, but we always hope the good news arrives more frequently than the bad. I've been fortunate. For me, it has.

    And your turn will come! Just hang in there! :)

  3. Oh, my gosh. He's adorable!! And, I'm sure he'll be a great writer (and reader) too!

    Congrats. Pam is right. The circle of life.

  4. Oh, Mary, he's precious! (But I'm not telling you anything you and your family don't already know!)

    Treasure EVERY moment (as I know you will). They grow so fast...


  5. Mary, what a beautiful baby. I love the name, too. Clearly he is gifted, as you say.

  6. I left on vacation a few hours after writing about Christian Frederic's birth and only arrived back back in town this past Thursday evening. I got to see our latest grandchild again Friday evening when John and Cheryl came to dinner. At two weeks of age, little Christian is beautiful, healthy, and now weighs 9 lbs. 14 oz! Cheryl is doing fine and John is as proud a papa as he could be.:)Thanks to all of you who left a comment on my blog. I'll add pictures here of the little prince from time to time.

  7. Christian looks like a little angel! How proud you must be. He's a lucky little guy to be born into your family, Grandma!